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Community Engagement - Have Your Say

Community engagement means having your say!

We believe that it is important that all community members can see and have a direct impact on Council’s decisions that shape our City.

To celebrate Global Community Engagement Day,  we want to hear from you about why it is so important. Participants will go into a draw to win 1 of 4 x $50 gift cards! Activity ends pm on Friday 11 February 2022.

To have your say on new projects hosted on Participate Parramatta, you will be required to log in or register to have your say from 1 July 2021.

You can visit Participate Parramatta to have your say on the latest consultations featured below and discover more about other ongoing and past projects. 


We encourage you to get involved and have your voice heard!

Current engagement opportunities


Food and Garden Organics (FOGO) Waste Collection 5pm, Friday 28 January 2022 
Court Operations and Access 5pm, Friday 28 January 2022
Draft Late Night Trading Development Control Plan 5pm, Monday 31 January 2022
Draft Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure on Council Land  5pm, Monday 31 January 2022


Our approach to community engagement

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You can visit our engagement platform, Participate Parramatta, to find out about some ongoing and past engagement projects.

We want to ensure that all of our engagement opportunities help to identify community needs and priorities so that Council’s decisions can align with community expectations.

Community Engagement Strategy

Our revised Community Engagement Strategy details how we will engage with you and how you can have a say on projects that matter to you.

The revised Strategy also incorporates the Community Participation Plan requirements under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act) which states how and when we will engage the community about planning functions like policy-making and assessment.

In December 2020, Council also consolidated the 9 sets of development application (DA) notification requirements from the Development Control Plans, into a single and consistent set of requirements. The Consolidated Development Application Notification Requirements have formed an appendix to the Community Engagement Strategy.

We are striving for a best-practice approach to engagement to help us to create more liveable communities, better public policy and ensures people are at the core of what we do.

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them.

If you would you like the Community Engagement Strategy or other engagement resources supplied in another language or format, please call 1300 617 058 or email

A message about COVID-19

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We know that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the City of Parramatta community and economy. It is an extremely challenging time for many, so it’s important that Council does everything possible to support our people during this pandemic and beyond.

We have introduced a range of measures to help residents, businesses, and staff get through this, including a plan to fast-track projects that will help support the local economy and provide jobs.

It’s important that Council continues to seek feedback from the community on projects as your input matters. By working together, we can build a more resilient City that will be ready and open for business when the time is right.

Community Panel

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Council's online Community Panel is made up of more than 9,500 residents, workers, visitors, business owners and students who care about our city.

They actively discuss options and help create our future!

It is free to sign up and you will receive emails sharing when topics are coming up for discussion, simply tick the box 'notify me about new feedback opportunities'.


Contact us

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If you would like to get in touch with Council’s Community Engagement Team, please call 1300 617 058 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm) or email